ETS Gemas to Arau KTM Train Schedule (Jadual) Price

To travel from Gemas to Langkawi by train, you can take the ETS Gemas to Arau service that takes you to the closest KTM station to the ferry terminal at Kuala Perlis or you can take a train from Gemas to Alor Setar and take a ferry from the Kuala Kedah Jetty.

The ferry service from Kuala Perlis is the shortest boat trip over to Langkawi from anywhere in Malaysia and takes only one hour and 15 minutes.

The travel duration (tempoh perjalanan) for the ETS train to Arau from Gemas is a little under eight hours.

The distance from Gemas to Arau (jarak Gemas ke Arau) is approximately 650 km.

ETS Schedule from Gemas to Arau

(Jadual ETS dari Gemas ke Arau)


Movement Control Order (MCO / CMCO / RMCO) - (PKP / PKPB / PKPP) 2020

KTM have reduced ETS services temporarily from 14th October - 27th October 2020

Temporary ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) from the 14th of October



For the KTM train timetable in the opposite direction from Arau to Gemas click here >

Latest New ETS Timetable:

Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >

Train Number Departs Gemas Arrives Arau Operating Days
EG 9420 08:10 15:57 All

Timetable notes:

These services are operated by the EG numbered trains which are ETS Gold services.


To see the full ETS train timetable for all northbound trains to KTM Arau, click on the timetable link below:


To get from the train station in Arau to the jetty at Kuala Perlis you can take a taxi or local bus.

For more information, click on the picture link below:

ETS Gemas to Arau KTM Ticket Prices / Fares

(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM ETS Gemas ke Arau)

ETS train tickets in Malaysia are now being sold on a Flexi Fare system basis which means the price varies for each train on different days depending on:

How far in advance you book your tickets.

The time of the year and day of the week you travel.

For more information on the KTMB Flexi Fares ticket system and the old basic fares to Arau click here >

Buy KTM Train Tickets from Gemas to Arau

(Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Gemas ke Arau)

To take an ETS train in Malaysia you need to make a seat reservation.

As there are a limited amount of seats on each train it is always the best advice to book your tickets as far in advance as you can as trains can be full during busy times of the year.

To book ETS tickets you can go to any KTM ETS railway station ticket counter.

Or a much easier option is to book them online >


For information about the ferry boats from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi, click on the picture link below:


Related pages:

Gemas KTM trains page >

Arau KTM trains page >

ETS online train schedules >

All KTM online train schedules >

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